How to Find Real Fairies

Updated on May 16, 2016
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Kitty has been independently researching and studying the fae for over 15 years. She enjoys sharing what she's learned with her readers.

Have you ever wondered if fairies are real? I'm here to tell you, my friend, that indeed they are. Knowing that these otherworldly beings are real, perhaps you're wondering how to find them. Where are they? An easy and quick answer would be . . . everywhere. However, if you are a novice to this world, perhaps you need a little more advice than that.

In this article, I will do my best to give you the answer to your question of finding real fairies. The truth is that they are waiting for the right people, with the right minds and intentions, to find them. They are waiting for someone like you to help bring Mother Earth back to the place it once was . . . back when the fairies roamed the earth freely.

Most of us think that fairies exist only in English, Scottish, or Irish legend and that they might only be found in those countries. This is a false statement and a misconception. Finding real fairies is easier than you might think, because real fairies have been seen and can be found on literally every continent in the world. Every culture has their stories of fairies or nature spirits, from Ireland to China, South Africa to Canada, Australia to Finland. Some believe that they are not actually on our plane of existence, but another plane overlapping ours.

Please keep in mind that you must be open-minded and spiritually connected to Mother Earth in order learn how to find real fairies. I must mention that if you are a skeptic or a non-believer, the fairies will most likely never show themselves to you. If you have ill intentions or will, the fairies will most likely never show themselves to you. If you do not care for the well-being of the earth, or if you are a staunch religious person, the fairies will most likely never show themselves to you. Now, that's not to say that they won't have a bit of fun with you. Perhaps you'll lose your camera on the way while trying to find them. Or perhaps your food will spoil. The fairies only show themselves to people who are true of heart and pure of soul. When they do show themselves to you never say thank you! These words are not in their vocabulary and many times actually offend them!

Fairy Rings

A fairy ring of toadstools.
A fairy ring of toadstools. | Source
A fairy ring of willows.
A fairy ring of willows. | Source
A picture out of a British folklore book from the 1800s of a man being saved from a fairy circle.
A picture out of a British folklore book from the 1800s of a man being saved from a fairy circle. | Source
A fairy ring of stones.
A fairy ring of stones. | Source

Fairy rings are circles of plant-life and other things that can be found in nature. If you ever see a ring of toadstools in a meadow, forest, or in your own yard, you'll know that this is a fairy ring. For hundreds of years, the people of Ireland, Scotland, England, and elsewhere in Europe have said that a circle of toadstools is where the fairies have danced. If the fairy ring is in your own yard, it would be wise of you to not cut the toadstools down lest you anger the fairies who dance and play there.

Other fairy rings could consist of a dark green ring on the grass. This ring would be much darker than the rest of the grass and would make a complete circle. They could also be made up of a certain type of trees, such as willow or oak. Willow tree fairy rings are a special favorite of the Dryads. Stone circles are also known to have been popular fairy rings in ancient times. Perhaps the stones at Stonehenge make up an ancient fairy ring? Maybe the ancient Celts of Britain knew that the stones would attract fairies.

A warning about stepping inside of a fairy ring: Try to never do so! People in Ireland believed that a person could get stuck in a fairy ring and that their minds may never come back. Stories tell of people who have danced with the fairies within the rings, only to have a friend literally yank them out of the circle in order to bring them back to reality. This story goes along with the legends that fairies would entrance a person and whisk their minds (if not their entire bodies) away with them to faeryland. You don't want to go to faeryland, you simply want to learn how to find the fairies, so don't step into their fairy rings lest you be "pixie-led" away for good!

Wells and Springs

St. Patrick's Sacred Well in Ireland.
St. Patrick's Sacred Well in Ireland. | Source

Throughout Celtic history, people made pilgrimages to distant, sacred wells in Ireland. These wells were said to be guarded by various types of spirits, namely certain fairies. If you go to Ireland and find a sacred well, it is very likely that you might find real fairies still guarding the well.

Water fairies are particularly drawn to sacred wells and springs. The fairies like to dance on the tops of the rocks in the springs and enjoy watching nature at its most beautiful. If you want to learn how to find real fairies, all you have to do is find the most beautiful springs in the forest, sit, and wait. You might want to think about leaving an offering for the fairies.

Just remember that not all fairies are nice, and so when you find real fairies at a spring, be sure to take caution not to disturb them while they're playing.

There's something about the natural springs and water in general that attracts fairies and always has. You could even set up a beautiful pond or water fountain in your garden and invite the fairies to come and visit. Water nymphs especially love fountains and springs, as they are playful fairies who enjoy a good romp in the water. If you find a water nymph, she may invite you to play. Just be careful to pull yourself away at the right time.

Hills and Mountains

Centuries ago, it was said in Ireland and Scotland that the fairies went into hiding under the hills. They were thought to have taken up residence within these hills or what are commonly referred to as burghs. Dozens of various Native American tribes have their own stories of little people from the hills and mountains. So it is almost inevitable that if you go to a rural mountain range or lonely, naturally-preserved hill that you will most likely be able to find real fairies.

You can go to a fairy burgh (hill) and leave an offering at the foot of the hill for the fairies. Knock three times on the side of the hill and then sit down a distance away from the hill. Visualize a protective circle around yourself and then watch the hill. You may be surprised to see dancing spirits emerge from the hill. You may be surprised to see that you have learned how to find real fairies.

Particularly hills and burghs with old trees or trails of toadstools are likely spots to find real fairies. The fairies may in fact be living within those hills, waiting for an open-minded individual such as yourself in order to emerge and strike up a conversation.

The Astral Plane

Of course one of the most common places to go in order to learn how to find real fairies is the astral plane. This is also referred to by many Pagans and Spiritual folks as the "inner plane." Some believe that this is where the fairies actually exist, a plane that sort of overlaps or coincides with ours. How can you find real fairies on the astral plane?

There are various ways, including meditation, astral projection, and dreaming. Before attempting astral projection to find real fairies, please consult a book such as Edain McCoy's A Witch's Guide to Faery Folk. Even if you're not a "witch," this book has a wonderfully written guided meditation to help you learn how to reach the inner plane and how to find real fairies there. Guided meditations into the land of the fairies is always the best way to go before attempting astral projection. If you are further along in your meditative practices and can already astral project, you may attempt to find real fairies on the astral plane. Just be careful which fairies you talk to and always be sure to protect your astral body before projecting.

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Chimney Rock in North Carolina, a hill where real fairies have been seen.
Chimney Rock in North Carolina, a hill where real fairies have been seen.

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    Fayleen 2 months ago

    Hi kitty the snow is getting deeper here. The fairy house is well underneath the snow. In my imagination or second sight I see little pixies/ fairies in the house underneath the snow with a little fire lit and other belongings that they have brought. I think this snow fall has also been brought on by the fay telling us to slow down and not to rush around so much and to take notice of how wonderful our lives are. My husband has not been able to go to work because of the snow it's like a dream come true I have missed him for 5 years. email me kitty if you need anything or just need to talk I know you are a wonderful wife and mother and you are also a competent author unecotisitcal and beautiful thank you for talking with me and giving me the time of day. Pal x

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    Fayleen 3 months ago

    Hi Anln the dream sounds like the fairy pools on the isle of Skye. I don't know if you have been there or heard of the fairy pools but if not it's an extraordinary place situated at the foot of a massive hill.

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    AnLn 6 months ago

    I had a dream recently where a group of people meet at a pond or some kind of water place, I wasn't really invited, I was looking through the trees, it was getting dark and they wanted to get to another dimension or something like that... there were figures of fairies on the rocks up high and some of the people were chosen to represent each of the fairies, but they could not become the fairies themselves, it was a very special fairy that came from the water that had the power to do this, after she came from the water, each of this people became the fairy from the rocks, they were all a brilliant blue, like a blue light and fly away.... I became the fairy that came from the water,..

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    Ben Hamblin 6 months ago

    Wow I loved reading that I’ve never met any fairies my self but would love to I have met aliens I’ve spoken to Mother Earth I’ve met the creator well I haven’t met him but I was in his presence but I haven’t done it naturally I’ve used dmt and changa I need to do it naturally

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    Nicole Canfield 7 months ago from Summerland

    MISSDVS509 - Exactly. Thanks for the support.

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    MISSDVS509 7 months ago

    So my opinion may only matter to me.... But seriously though why do you negative people in the world have to find articles to comment to and try bringing positive feelings out of the world ..... I love the article, and just remember the power of positive perception and what it will bring to you times three

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    Nicole Canfield 7 months ago from Summerland

    esha may - First of all, fairy rings can be anywhere...not just "near a forest". Secondly, they only show themselves to people they feel are worthy or friendly enough. Typically if you go hunting for them, you're not going to find them. It's just not that simple. And lastly, if you feel you can write a better article, please do so and post the link here.

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    esha may 7 months ago

    Im sorry but i think this post is pretty dumb since YOU haven't seen a fairy yet ? ..... & this seems pretty basic from someone whos spent "15 years" researching them i mean cmon... Can you tell us a real way too see them without having too look for fairy rings and stuff because some of us don't live near a forest.

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    Latonya sorinao 10 months ago

    Are fairies real I always wanna to see a fairies since I was a little girl I used to believe in them a lot but never saw one I would love to see one and learn about 1 I don't know what to think if I ever saw one please tell me there are real in oh I been reading your hub page all night I couldn't stop reading about it I love it so much and I love what you say about it hopping there are real

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    Nicole Canfield 11 months ago from Summerland

    dancingdiva213 - No, no one said that. It says if you're a "staunch religious person", meaning if you have a stick up your butt and don't believe in mystical things the fay won't come to you, most likely.

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    Dancingdiva213 11 months ago

    Wait seriously!? So just because I believe in God they won't ever talk to me!? :((

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    Rose lilla 14 months ago

    I love fairys and I have a fairy friend I saw her se is amazing

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    irenendakfete 14 months ago

    i live in phx az how i am going to look for fairy

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    irenendakfete 14 months ago

    hi i never in my life see a real fairy before

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    Nicole Canfield 15 months ago from Summerland

    Thank you, HappyTracks! I will definitely read about the Maori's beliefs in the fae.

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    HappyTracks 15 months ago

    Nicole, after reading some of the comments here, I wanted to share with you that my grandmother (who lived to 99), claimed to have seen fairies as a little girl while walking and playing in nature in South Africa. She never faltered in that belief and would tell it like a basic fact. This might not seem so extraordinary, but for who she was as a person. She was very logical, organised and no-nonsense and not inclined to believe in magical and mystical occurances. She had no other beliefs such as these and her personality was such that it made it all the stranger that she believed so strongly what she had seen as a child. It was strange and out of character, yet she never doubted what she said or saw!

    In New Zealand there are some legends around fairies (particularly forest lore) too from the indigenous people here (Maori). You may want to check it out?

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    PixyFae 17 months ago

    Sorry, English, Scottish and Irish??? No Wales. Well there are plenty here and plenty of folklore. Please amend.

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    Pritika Maharaj 2 years ago from fiji

    Well m frm fiji n I rili wana see a fairy.....reading dis article it gives me hope dat sure il b able to find one fairy....

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    Cindy U. 4 years ago

    Would it be ok to be friends with one (great hub, gets me excited to go out and look for one)

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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from Summerland

    Cura Woods - That's a very fascinating story and one that I believe wholeheartedly. I've had a similar experience...and yes I believe you saw one of the wee folk...a pixie probably. :)

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    Cura Woods 4 years ago

    I just made a hub page to comment on your page.Your article is very fascinating to me!

    I would love to see and speak to one:) .I think I did see one when I was about 16. I use to live in an apartment that had a polluted creek in the back of it. One day I was standing near the creak and I felt something beside me.I looked around and it was fluttering right next to me.

    Whatever it was, it was completely black,with a white skirt,dress thing on. It had little black arms and a human structure .It was just moving

    so quick ,so fast, all up in my face.Then, before I could even blink it was gone. I really didn't know what to think so I just scampered away.I don't know if it was a Fae or something else. But Thank you for the article. I love it very much. :)

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    armand 4 years ago

    It seems so magical

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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from Summerland

    Yes! Sounds like fairy circles for sure! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    Ana Maria Orantes 4 years ago from Miami Florida

    Hello miss Kitty. I like your article on How To Find Real Fairies. It is like magic. When I was a child I found some mushrooms in the woods while I was taking a hike. They were beautiful. My friends did not let me pick them up. They had poison. Then, we found another circle of brown mushrooms. A few feeth from each other there were like fourteen circle. We did not touch them. We moved back slowly. We were not allow to talk about the circles. Thanks for your hub. It brings back memories.

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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from Summerland

    Thank you, Teigan.

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    Teigan King 4 years ago from Perth, Western Australia

    This is very helpful(: Thank you(:

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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from Summerland

    Heidi - Perhaps the frost fairies are out?

    CMHypno - Yes, I've actually written an entire hub on "fairy tricks" and also a hub on "the changeling". :) I just love faerie folklore! Thanks for reading.

    kerlund74 - Thanks!

    EuroNinila - It's something that everyone should know's just too fun! Thanks for reading.

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    Fotinoula Gypsyy 4 years ago from NYC BABY

    Very cute! I love the idea of fairies but was not raised around any stories about them or anything like that. Maybe this will change my mind about them! :)

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    kerlund74 4 years ago from Sweden

    I love this:)

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    CMHypno 4 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

    Fascinating hub, I will have to see if I can find some fairies. Here in the UK it used to be thought important to placate the fairies as they could be mischievous. If you got on the wrong side of them they could cause your milk to spoil, your crops to fail or they would even take a human babty and substitute it for a fairy chanegleing

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    Heidi Thorne 4 years ago from Chicago Area

    With all the ice and snow we've had lately, I'm sure our garden fairies are hibernating! :) Will have to look for them in the spring. Have a magical day!

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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from Summerland

    Dolores - I hadn't heard the story of the Bronte sisters, but now I must research :) Thanks.

    sujaya - I don't really understand what you're saying, I'm sorry.

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    sujaya venkatesh 4 years ago

    most of the times in us kit

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    Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

    Hello Kitty - I loved this one! The allure of faeries is so old, the idea of these magical little creatures scampering around in the shrubbery...I remember reading about the Bronte sisters (when I was obsessed with them) and recall that their old servant Tabby said that the faeries were gone into hiding, afraid of the factories and mills that covered the land. They were creatures of nature and the loud machinery and smoke scared them away.

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    Drew clem 4 years ago

    i believe in fairys

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    iffrah - There are fairies all over the world, and yes I'm sure you could find one in your area. Maybe not in your building but perhaps in a nearby forest or natural area. Hope this helps. :)

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    iffrah 5 years ago

    this article is amazing!I wish i could also see a fairy and be friend with it,but i don't think there are any fairies in hong kong.I live in hong kong and no articles have been said that there are fairies in hong kong.I live in a building.Hope i have an answer.Thanks Kitty!

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    gigi 5 years ago

    wow! this site is really cool!!!i have a fairy myself ,but she hasn't shown her self to me yet...for those readers who want a fairy friend, first i built a house out of nature stuff(stuff you find outside),next i talked to her for about 2 minutes,then i left out faiy snacks and drinks, after that i built her presents,finally i gained her trust and she would play with the stuff i gave her and she'd eat and drink the stuff i gave her!!!!!:)

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    Irc7815 - Yes, I know a lot of the stories of the Little People...many tribes other than the Cherokee also believed in such folk. They are so similar to the tales of the wee folk in Scotland and Ireland it's not even funny! I wrote an entire hub on the native americans' beliefs in the little people. Thanks for commenting, and you're right...I think technology and money has shielded us from much of the magic left in the world.

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    Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

    A delightful hub. I'm going fairy hunting. :-) In Cherokee lore, there are little people. They are the ones that make babies giggle when no one is talking to them. What a happy world there is beyond this one we are forced to function in.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    AP - I agree about Chimney Rock. I'd love to hear more from an actual Cherokee tribe member on their take of this.

    mythbuster - I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I sometimes focus on the darker entities too...nothing wrong with that! But, I have a love for fairies that I can't seem to shake. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

    churchpartner - Awesome! Thanks for commenting. :)

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    churchpartner 5 years ago

    Your hub really caught my attention. I had fun reading this today. Thanks for sharing your answer here. We have the same in common. I do believed in this.

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    mythbuster 5 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

    Hi kittythedreamer. I've enjoyed this hub a great deal - as well as the story tidbits in the comments. Voted up! Excellent pictures placed here to go with the content. I'm still not sure I've seen any fairies but maybe that's because I spend so much time researching on more seemingly morbid entities. Perhaps I should look for fairies more often instead of Hatman and crypto-critters.

    Hi Alastar!

    Thanks for sharing, kittythedreamer.

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Then I prefer it too. That's a great pic of Chimney Rock- theres no doubt about the phenomena from the 19th century and since. What you propose fits the bill as the Cherokees even had stories about them their if not mistaken. Google the Devils Head rock up there sometime if you haven't seen it already.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    Barnsey - Sorry it's taken me awhile to comment. Your story is truly fascinating and actually corresponds to a similar story of mine. About 4 months ago, I was visiting a local cemetery that I often like to visit. It's a beautiful cemetery, and I like to go there to be close to nature and have some peace and quiet. Anyway, I was walking towards one of the graves when something flew up and hovered just next to the left side of my face. It looked green and so I initially thought it was a dragonfly, but it seemed to be staring at me and hovering. I turned to look directly at it, and it flew off with such speed that I couldn't even see it flying away! I have never known dragonflies to fly at such a high speed.

    You know, there is a theory that the faeries are coming out to more and more humans lately because they are trying to wake us up to the fact that Mother Earth needs our help and respect. I think it's an interesting theory, as the faeries used to be an everyday part of many cultures' lives but sort of faded away after awhile. Did they go away when everything began to be industrialized? Thanks again...loved your story! And I do believe it was a faery...sounds like a pixie of sorts.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    AP - You can call me May, but I prefer Kitty. :) Yes, the fairy rings/circles are a very real myth and one that has circulated various cultures for centuries. It really makes you wonder, huh? I can't help but to believe in these things...there's just too many experiences not to. Plus, I'm sort of into magick, so belief in magickal things comes easy. ;)

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    That's beautiful, and yes I believe the same...they are nature spirits and guardians of Mother Earth. Thank you for sharing, I hope you find those rainbows with big pots of gold at the ends!

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    MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

    My grandma told me that fairies are the guardians of nature and I believed her then, and I still believe. Your hub brings me back to my childhood years when my world was filled with rainbows; am trying to create more rainbows and being friends with the fairies again.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    Guaranteed you will! :)

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    Karen A Szklany 5 years ago from New England

    Very lovely. Hope the fairies in our labyrinth are friendly ones. I always feel energized and centered when I leave there...and hope that some day I might catch a glimpse of one.

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    Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Much to consider from an experiencer and expert like yourself in this write kitty. There was a time if told Genies were real the head would have shook sideways, but that changed after a few unexplainable experiences and especially after learning about and researching the Djin-- where the word Genie comes from in the first place. Reading about the fairy circles-- say, from such an eminent author like Colin Wilson proved to me they were no myth or joke. That print you have here with the man being pulled back from one was based on a true story. Not saying they're all from fairies but not saying they aren't either. Quite interesting with the astral travel etc too. May I call you May from now on--if you still prefer kitty that's superfine of course!

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    Barnsey 5 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

    When I saw your hub i thought it would be the perfect place for me to tell you about my encounter three nights ago. I was waiting for my dog to do his business as I waited just outside the fence in the driveway. It was very dark with little in the way of moonlight or otherwise. I was walking back toward the fence when something flew up to me and hovered just in front of my chest! It was dark so all I could see were huge insect like wings, Always willing to live and let live i simply tried to step around it and guess what? It followed and when I tried the other direction it did so again! Just like two people will do when not sure which way the other is going! I opened my mouth to say, What the H... and it flew off and out of sight completely.

    Now, all of my life I have been an avid insect watcher. As a kid there was nothing I wouldn't handle or catch in a jar for a while before letting it go. I know bugs. The most important thing to remember is that it was around midnight, very quiet and the creature made not a single sound! I mean this is the only reason i even gave it a second thought! Why wasn't it buzzing or humming a bit at least? It was not a dragonfly, I can tell you that by the way it flew. I have caught and observed many dragonflys and I know their attributes. After much thought I can come to no other conclusion that it must have been some sort of fey creature. I am not someone who has spent time thinking about the reality of faeries, believe me, so I am astounded and perplexed!

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    flashmakeit - I'm sure you're such a big fan of the fairies! :) Blessings, friend.

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    flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

    This was a charming article and now I know how to try to find a fairy.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    I don't think the fairies like to be had! LOL. But seeing one and talking to one would be nice, right? Thanks!

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    JezDramaQueen 5 years ago

    I would love to have a fairy :) great article :) xx

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    Denise - I bet you have! They're everywhere for the trained eye. ;)

    Parks - You're welcome and thank you!

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    Parks McCants 5 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

    Thank you.

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    Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Delightful hub and full of interesting information. I know I've spotted a fairy or two in the woods. Enjoyed and rated it up!/I/U

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    Magdelene - You could invite them into your home, but no they are absolutely not pets...that is not the way to look at them...they are beings just like us.

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    Magdelene 5 years ago from Okotoks

    I do wish I could find a Fairy, if only to converse with them and hopefully not to offend them in any way. Of course I go to far, I would want to take the Fairy home with me, but that would not really work out as they are not a pet, so bad thought. Excellent Hub Kitty, it really gets me thinking.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from Summerland

    rcrumple - Why would one search for a fairy other than the thrill? Well, the ancient Celts and other European cultures worked very closely with the faeries to some degree for magickal and healing purposes. So yes, there would be benefit if you could develop a relationship with the good faeries. The famous witch Biddy Early in Ireland was said to have been a "faerie healer", as she used knowledge that was said to have been given to her by the fairies in order to help heal people with herbal remedies, etc. Thanks for reading and happy searching!

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    Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

    Your hub makes me want to immediately go out and start searching. Besides the allure of just wanting to see a fairy, let me ask, why would one go searching? Are there benefits to having associations? Just curious! Great Reading, as always!!


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